by Ike Reighard

I Believe in Believing Faith
Ike Reighard
Mark 9


Today, we will begin a series of messages that I have entitled, How to Believe in an Unbelieving World. My subtitle describes my methodology for this study: Bedrock Beliefs for the Shifting Sands of Time.

We live in a day and age when things that we once believed were unchangeable are changing, and the rapid pace sometimes makes us feel as if we are trapped between two worlds. In a sense, we are trapped between a secular, unbelieving world of spiritual ethics and a world of faith with absolute truth as a foundation.

Faith forms the axle of the universe. Real faith involves an attitude of mind, a content of mind resulting in action. William James called it, "The Will to Believe," but we must have a belief system to sustain the will be believe.

Over the next few months, I will share "What I Believe," but today I want to focus on why I believe in believing, and it all comes down to the invisible empowering us to do the impossible. In a word, it is called FAITH.

Faith for many poses questions more than an answer. People question:

1. Does faith work or is it wishful thinking?
2. Shouldn't we be more realistic rather than fanciful thinking?
3. Does it matter what we believe as long as we do believe?
4. What is faith anyway?

The most important thing you will ever discover about me is what I believe. It determines how I live, what I am and what I can become.

Mark 9:23
"If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believeth."

True belief becomes our convictions.

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